This morning about 7:15 Deputy Tyrone Martin had just finished patrolling the Northbound rest area of IH 45 at the 218 milepost when he observed a vehicle approaching at an apparent high rate of speed just as he merged onto the interstate Northbound in the construction area. Deputy Martin performed a radar check of the suspect vehicle speed and then attempted to perform a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle for speeding. Deputy Martin initiated his emergency lights at the 219 milepost and the vehicle failed to stop. Deputy Martin checked in pursuit at the 224 milepost and he observed the suspect driving very irratic and dangerously sometimes at speeds of 100 mph as he continued North on IH 45 toward Dallas. We want to thank the law enforcement agencies who assisted in the pursuit including Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Ennis Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Dallas Police Department.
We can confirm that the suspect finally stopped at Lemon Avenue and Lomo Alto in Dallas where he was arrested and charged with felony evading arrest. The suspect has been transported back to Navarro County and placed into the Navarro County Justice Center. We can thankfully report that no citizens or officers were injured as a result of this incident.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner